The hiring incentive and two other programs aimed at hard-hit businesses are scheduled to expire in early May.
A new survey by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters found nine out of 10 companies in the sector are grappling with supply chain issues.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business boss Dan Kelly says expected rate hikes will pack a wallop for retailers, restaurants and other mainstreet enterprises in a couple of key ways.
Businesses see 'glimmer of hope' in province's plan to lift capacity limits, ditch vaccine passports
Even though it’s only mid-February, Stephen Beckta felt like a man emerging from a long, lonely winter on Monday.
Downtown merchants say they've spent the past 13 days weighing the benefits of bringing in whatever revenue they can against concerns for employee and customer comfort and safety.
Lockdown Program will now offer wage and rent subsidies ranging between 25 and 75 per cent to employers who are subject to capacity restrictions of 50 per cent or more.
Mark Kaluski says the province needs to crack down on big-box retailers such as Costco and Walmart if it really wants to get the virus under control.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the measure allows companies to temporarily let go of workers to cut payroll costs and leave money in the affected employees' pockets
When businesses in downtown Cornwall began reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, local entrepreneur Kelly Bergeron wasted no time trying to figure out ways to help support beleaguered…
Resumption of Ottawa-Montreal Via service welcomed amid concerns about impact of prolonged blockades
Roughly 5% of tourists reach Ottawa by rail